Weekend-warrior injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including poor physical conditioning and flexibility, failure to warm up and stretch muscles, competition intensity, participation in collision and contact sports and overuse of joints. The most common injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocation and inflammation. That means doctors see people with sprained ankles, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, lower-back pain, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and knee pain.
Clive Woods, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Location and Office HoursHoward J. Gelb, MD, PA
9980 Central Park Blvd N
Boca Raton, FL 33428
- What kinds of injuries can occur if I exercise only on weekends?
What is the musculoskeletal system?
The musculoskeletal system functions to support and protect the organs. It is the framework to which tissues and organs attach, and it also helps with nutrient storage.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)
What can cause a young pitcher's elbow to hurt after pitching a game?
If a young pitcher's elbow hurts after each game that he pitches, he may have little league elbow. This is an injury due to repetitive stress on the elbow. Little league elbow may lead to delayed growth from fractures to the olecranon epiphysis, osteochondritis of the capitulum, and an avulsion to the medial epicondyle.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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